Yoogane – Myeongdong Branch

Yoogane is a popular Korean restaurant chain that specializes in spicy chicken dishes. Founded in Busan in 1981, Yoogane has since expanded to over 150 locations throughout Korea and beyond, including several locations in Seoul. Here’s a closer look at Yoogane and their chef-recommended dishes.

Menu Highlights

Yoogane’s menu is focused on chicken dishes, particularly their signature dak galbi. Dak galbi is a spicy stir-fried chicken dish that is typically served with vegetables, rice cakes, and sometimes noodles. Here are some of Yoogane’s most popular dishes:

  1. Chicken Galbi
    Yoogane’s Chicken Galbi is the restaurant’s signature dish, and for good reason. The dish consists of marinated chicken stir-fried with vegetables, rice cakes, and sometimes noodles. The spicy sauce is made with gochujang (Korean chili paste) and other seasonings, resulting in a delicious and fiery dish.
  2. Seafood Galbi
    For seafood lovers, Yoogane’s Seafood Galbi is a must-try. This dish features a mix of seafood, including squid, shrimp, and mussels, stir-fried with vegetables and the same spicy sauce used in the Chicken Galbi.
  3. Cheese Chicken Galbi
    If you’re a fan of cheese, Yoogane’s Cheese Chicken Galbi is the perfect dish for you. This dish is similar to the Chicken Galbi, but with the addition of melted cheese on top. The cheese adds a creamy and savory element to the already spicy and flavorful dish.
  4. Fried Rice
    Yoogane’s Fried Rice is the perfect side dish to accompany any of their main dishes. The fried rice is made with leftover dak galbi, resulting in a flavorful and filling dish that is perfect for sharing.

Chef’s Recommendations

The chef at Yoogane recommends trying the restaurant’s signature dish, Chicken Galbi. According to the chef, the key to making a good dak galbi is using fresh, high-quality ingredients and not skimping on the spicy sauce.

The chef also suggests trying the Cheese Chicken Galbi, as it is a unique and delicious twist on the classic dak galbi dish. The melted cheese adds a richness and creaminess to the already flavorful dish.

Finally, the chef recommends trying Yoogane’s Fried Rice. The fried rice is a great way to use up any leftover dak galbi, and the addition of vegetables and seasonings makes it a delicious and satisfying side dish.

In conclusion, Yoogane is a top destination for anyone looking to try spicy Korean chicken dishes. With a focus on fresh ingredients and expert cooking techniques, this restaurant has earned its reputation as one of the best in Korea. Whether you’re in the mood for Chicken Galbi, Seafood Galbi, or Cheese Chicken Galbi, you’re sure to find a spicy and flavorful dish that will satisfy your cravings at Yoogane.